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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Skin Injury From Scratching (Overview)

Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with mechanical, thermal and environmental causes.


Dr. Mark Ingerman
7 doctors shared insights

Skin Injury From Scratching (Overview)

Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with mechanical, thermal and environmental causes.


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How can you get rid of scars from scratching skin?

How can you get rid of scars from scratching skin?

Wound care: In short this means good wound care which means keeping the area clean and moist during the healing period. Avoidance of inflammation and sun exposure is also key. Topicsl silicone gels may also help. ...Read more

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When my skin is scratched by anything, it turns red and welts up. What can I do or take to prevent this?

Dermatographia: It sounds like you may have a condition known as dermatographia (literally "skin-writing"). In this condition, any little scratch can cause a local allergic reaction, which is the red welt you are seeing. If this is correct, it is often treated with antihistamines or topical steroids. You should be evaluated by a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Eval may help: There are many causes of skin swelling and not all are genetic. One condition called hereditary angioedema is a genetic type of swelling that often runs in family. In this condition, swelling occurs without hives. Blood tests can evaluate for this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin injury from scratching?

What is the definition or description of: skin injury from scratching?

Scratching: Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with mechanical, thermal and environmental causes. ...Read more

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Hello I have a brain injury due to a car accident I start treatments this week the last two day my skin is crawling and im scraching like crazy ?

Hello I have a brain injury due to a car accident I start treatments this week   the last two day my skin is crawling and im scraching like crazy     ?

Allergy?: If your treatments involve a new medication, you may be allergic to it. Call your doctor today to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Self injury to face with scissors. Deep scratches. How can I hide these?

Self injury to face with scissors. Deep scratches. How can I hide these?

Self-injury: Hoping that you're receiving help for your self-injuring behavior, first of all. This is very painful and damaging for you, but a good psychologist can assist you in dealing with the causes of this distress as well as your ongoing responses. With the facial injuries, you may need to see a plastic surgeon for the best advice. S/he can assess the injuries & how best to help you with them. ...Read more

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Scratching (Definition)

Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more